'I spend about £500 every month at Zara'

And how much four other London women spend on clothes...

(Image credit: 2019 Christian Vierig)

After the frankly fascinating results from the last time we asked women how much they spend on clothes, we thought we'd keep the subject going.

Amy, fashion PR assistant, London

Salary: £20,000

Money spent on clothes: £50-£100. I normally spend more on AW clothes like boots and coats as they are longer lasting. I always buy high-street, and would roughly spend £50 on either Topshop or ASOS, which would be a 'big' purchase, then little top-ups throughout the month, like £20 for a top or skirt etc. I'm not one of those people who are obsessed with buying bags and shoes, I stick to what I know and wear them to death. There are sample sales at work about once a month, where I spend around £4 to £25, again depending on what product I find.

Sonia, account manager, London

Salary: £32,000

Money spent on clothes: £200-£500. I am that predictable that I save 'new in' Zara items on a regular basis, so when they pay check comes in I have a box delivered to me the next day, and then if anything's missing, I go to Cos, & Other Stories and Arket.

Susannah, self employed designer goldsmith, London

Salary: £30,000, though it varies

Money spent on clothes: £80. I buy from charity shops. I've found designer brands such as Alexa Chung and Kurt Geiger, and I buy anything from bags, tops, shoes, dresses, the lot!

Sophia, account manager at a cosmetics company, London

Salary: £49,000

Money spent on clothes: £200-£300. I buy a bit of everything from the high street (Zara, Mango, & Other Stories and H&M are my faves) and depop/eBay. I also try and sell a couple of pieces a month and swap a lot with friends.

Lisa, fashion editor, London

Salary: £35,000

Money spent on clothes: £300. The amount I spend on clothes has definitely changed since working in the industry. Before, I used to buy more fast fashion, but now I try and buy less but better. So where I used to buy maybe five Zara items a month, I'll now try and buy one good quality piece from Net-A-Porter or MatchesFashion.com.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.